Proud To Be A Hero Laurina Paperina
Fouladi Projects is very pleased to present another exciting solo exhibition of new multimedia works by the Italian artist, Laurina Paperina. For this show, she continues her irreverent parodies of celebrity, this time zeroing in on super heroes and pop culture icons. The subjects of her drawings, animations and installations are most often merrily maimed and killed in a myriad of ridiculous ways, executed in an earnest effort to remind us that not only are we all ultimately humans made of the same basic flesh and blood, but also that life goes down much better with an ample helping of humor.
Laurina Paperina (which translates from Italian to English as Little Laura Little Duck) grew up in a small town in Italy and immersed herself from a young age in an alternate universe filled with comic books, cartoons and goofy characters. She hungrily gobbled these fantastical media forms up like food and they have since become an intrinsic part of her.